The legendary musical A Chorus Line may soon be a stamp. The tuner's shot at mail fame is part of the Postal Service's ongoing "Celebrate the Century: Put Your Stamp on History" program, which permits U.S. citizens to vote on the defining people and events of each decade of the 20th century and see those selections commemorated with a stamp.
The program has now reached the '70s, and Chorus Line is a selection under the "Arts & Entertainment" category. The show is described on the ballot as follows: "A Chorus Line, which evolved from a series of theatrical workshops, represented a novel way of creating a musical. It ran for 15 years on Broadway, winning nine Tony Awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1975."
Chorus Line's competition includes The Godfather film series, and the television programs "Sesame Street," "Roots," and "All in the Family."
Voting continues through Sept. 29. Up to three items in each category may be selected. Paper ballots are available at all post offices, and multiple ballots from one person will be accepted, as long as each is postmarked separately. Also, people may vote through the web at http://stampvote.msn.com.
Winning stamps will be announced in mid-Oct. The actual '70s stamps will appear in November 1999. --By Robert Simonson